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September 15, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC) and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Advanced-Petrochemical-and-SK-Gas-form-joint-venture-for-PDH-plant_63816.html
September 15, 2014
Merck KGaA today declined to comment on a report in The Economic Times of India that it is close to signing a deal, worth $1.5 billion, with India’s pharma major Lupin (Mumbai)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Lupin-to-manufacture-Merck-Serono-drugs-under-$1-5-billion-deal_63820.html
September 15, 2014
The West Bengal government has decided to sell its share in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata) to the Chatterjee Group, the original promoters of HPL, local reports say. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/West-Bengal-government-sells-stake-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-to-the-Chatterjee-Group_63819.html
September 15, 2014
Sabic and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS; Beijing), a public research and education institution in China, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to further research...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sabic-and-Chinese-Academy-of-Sciences-sign-research-agreement_63818.html
September 14, 2014
Cargill said on Friday that it had filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Cargill-sues-Syngenta-over-sales-of-GMO-corn-Syngenta-says-lawsuit-without-merit-update_63813.html
September 12, 2014
Orica (Melbourne) says that Craig Elkington, CFO, has been appointed to the Orica board as executive director/finance, with effect from 12 September. Elkington joined Orica in 1994 and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Orica-CFO-appointed-to-the-company-board_63763.html
September 11, 2014
UOP said today that Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical has selected its C4 Oleflex technology to be used in a new plant, which will produce isobutylene, a key ingredient in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-isobutylene-plant-in-China_63742.html
September 11, 2014
Lanxess says it is adding a mixing and milling plant to the new iron oxide red pigments plant already under construction at Ningbo, China. Construction on the 25,000-m.t./year iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Lanxess-expands-plant-for-inorganic-pigments-at-Ningbo_63719.html
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
September 11, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Fine Chemicals Asia (Bangkok), will build a new production facility for polycarbonate diol at its manufacturing site in Rayong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Ube-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-Thailand_63717.html
September 10, 2014
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Mumbai), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai), says that its board of directors has approved plans to acquire the chlor-alkali division of Jayshree...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-to-acquire-chlor-alkali-division-of-Jayshree-Chemicals-for-$35-million_63694.html
September 10, 2014
Nippon Shokubai plans to invest a total of about ¥80 billion ($752 million) to expand the company’s superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity globally from 560,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-plans-major-SAP-production-capacity-expansion_63693.html
September 9, 2014
China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-allows-expiry-of-antidumping-duties-on-SBR-from-Russia-Japan-Korea_63676.html
September 9, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer group company, says it plans to increase thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production capacity at Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, to meet the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Bayer-expands-TPU-production-capacity-at-Cuddalore-India_63670.html
September 8, 2014
BASF has started up its second production line for hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)–based polyisocyanates at its Caojing site near Shanghai, the company said on Friday. BASF has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-starts-up-new-polyisocyanates-production-facility-in-China_63654.html
September 4, 2014
At a meeting held on 3 September, the board of directors of Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail) approved the company’s equity investment in a previously announced propane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Advanced-Petrochemical-approves-PDH-investment-in-South-Korea_63636.html
September 4, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-JV-to-expand-specialty-silica-capacity-in-Japan_63620.html
September 4, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) and Birla Carbon (Mumbai) have extended their exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of Birla Carbon’s specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/IMCD-and-Birla-Carbon-extend-distribution-deal-in-Europe_63619.html
September 4, 2014
Technip says Air Products has awarded it a contract to provide project management as well as engineering, procurement, and construction management services for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Air-Products-awards-Technip-contract-for-industrial-gas-complex-at-Kochi_63617.html
September 3, 2014
Invista Technologies (St. Gallen, Switzerland) says it has licensed Invista’s R²R technology to Ariha Chemicals (Mumbai). Ariha plans to build the first standalone facility based on R²R, a technology for recovering byproducts from the waste stream of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Invista-licenses-R2R-technology-to-Ariha-for-new-standalone-facility_63596.html
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